2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: A. Emmett (32.62)
RPG: A. Emmett (10.69)
APG: A. Emmett (3.92)
SPG: A. Emmett (2.23)
BPG: C. Hodge (1.77)

June 29, 2015 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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SMB 30 49 67 102
MB 18 42 65 86
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Best Player/s: June Mar Fajardo 22pts 16rebs 2blk

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2 Dubai games in PBA Philippine Cup schedule

August 28, 2015

Calvin Abueva (8) and the rest of the Alaska Aces will play two games in Dubai. Crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra is also scheduled to play as part of the Philippine Cup schedule. Photo from the Alaska Aces’ official websiteTwo games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.

The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago.

Though the contract between the league and the Dubai promoters has yet to be signed, a PBA source said the games are “more or less a go.”...

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Amer grateful to be drafted despite being injured

August 25, 2015

The Meralco Bolts select Baser Amer as their 7th overall draft pick. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.comMANILA, Philippines – San Beda College point guard Baser Amer is relieved to have been picked in the 2015 PBA Rookie Draft even though he has only suited up twice for the Red Lions so far in the NCAA Season 91 tournament.

Amer has been limited by a shoulder injury, but was nevertheless taken by the Meralco Bolts with the seventh pick of the Draft on Sunday.

"Dream come true talaga," Amer said after the draft. "Sobrang blessed ko talaga kasi, 'yun nga, (nakuha ako) kahit hindi ako naglalaro."...

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After getting big men in free agency, Meralco decides to draft guards Chris Newsome, Baser Amer

August 25, 2015

Chris Newsome; Baser Amer. InterAksyon.com/Ver MarquezPrior to the start of the PBA Rookie Draft, Meralco had wanted raise its ceiling by selecting the best young big men from the pool of league aspirants.

But the Bolts silently acquired the big men they badly needed in the previous years. They got the much-needed shot in the arm when Rabeh Al-Hussaini returned to the country after settling personal matters in Kuwait.

The buildup continued by getting a few more big men, with free agents Brian Faundo from Blackwater and Justin Chua from Barako Bull signing up for the squad....

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Chris Newsome, Norman Black reunited in Meralco

August 24, 2015

Chris Newsome reunites with Norman Black, a former mentor in his early days in Ateneo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNorman Black had already left Ateneo for a head coaching stint back in the PBA with Meralco when Chris Newsome played for the Blue Eagles.

But Newsome and Black go a long way and the athletic guard owes the Grand Slam coach a lot as he made his way to prominence as one of the most electrifying players in the UAAP.

And Newsome is looking forward to training with Black as he begins the new chapter of his career as part of the Bolts, who drafted him as the sixth overall pick....

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Former 2-time PBA MVP Danny Ildefonso officially retires

August 24, 2015

 Danny Ildefonso I Philippine Star File PhotoMANILA, Philippines -- Former two-time PBA MVP Danny Ildefonso is retiring for good.

The 38-year old Ildefonso has decided to call it quits after Meralco Bolts bared their plan to rebuild their frontline with younger players.

"Nag-usap na kami ni coach Norman (Black) at sinabi nga niya na plano na nilang mag-rebuild. Mabuti na rin at nalaman ko 'yung plano nila from him since balak ko na rin talagang mag-retire. Hinintay ko lang muna 'yung sasabihin niya baka kasi kako may plano pa sila para sa akin," Ildefonso told Philstar.com on Sunday night. ...

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 6 7 0.462 7th
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 8 8 0.500 4th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 7 6 0.538 6th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 3 6 0.333 9th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 5 10 0.333 9th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 7 7 0.500 3rd
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 8 9 0.471 7th
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 8 8 0.500 5th
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 7 8 0.467 6th